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Pesticides and pollinators

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Science on the Land

The European Food Standards Agency (EFSA) has published new guidance about bee health.

I’m glad that this is happening. That EFSA considers several different ways that bees can be exposed to pesticides.

Also, I’m glad that EFSA takes wild bees and other pollinating insects seriously. As Damian Carrington at the Guardian tells us, it’s not just honeybees that pollinate plants. He tells of evidence that, across the world now, wild bees and other insects are twice as effective as honeybees in producing seeds and fruit on crops.

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Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

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